|At the reception held in my honor at the Raices Gallery in Tuscon, with the wonderful organizers and Ruben Reyes, who programmed the film.|
Less than a week after we retuned from the East Coast, we had a 5-day sprint that took us across the southwest to do 5 screenings of Made in L.A.
in 3 different states! We started at Pitzer College in Pomona, at an event organized by Maria Soldatenko (one of our wonderful advisors) and featuring Maria Pineda (one of the “stars” of the film), who then joined me at another event at Cal State LA. Then I flew to Tucson for the Arizona International Film Festival
and to Santa Cruz for the Reel Work Film Festival
Finally, I returned to L.A. to go to straight to the Port of San Pedro, where Made in L.A. was screening as the closing night film of the LA Harbor International Film Festival. The screening was sponsored by ILWU (thank you!) and we received a memorable Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles, which was presented by LA Councilmember Janice Hahn. I got home exhausted from so much activity, but quite invigorated!!!
|City Councilmember Janice Hahn, a big fan of the film, with Joann Lo, Robert and me, after presenting the Certificates of Appreciation. |